Compare and Contrast Essay In the short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” Mr. Hooper states, ‘... this veil is a type and a symbol...’and he also says, ‘and if I cover it for secret sin, what mortal might not do the same?’. In the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” it says that “There is the dreadful Pit of the glowing Flames of the Wrath of God; there is Hell’s wide gaping Mouth open; and you have nothing to stand upon, not any Thing to take hold of: there is nothing between you and Hell but the Air…”. Both Jonathan Edwards in his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and Nathaniel Hawthorne in his short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” deal with how sins affect you in life by using imagery, descriptive language, and symbols, but they do so in different ways. In Jonathan Edwards sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, He uses imagery and descriptive and fierce language to explain the effects of sin. Edwards uses a stricter and more straight up approach at speaking to his audience.
Shane lives in poverty, chooses to spend his days with the poor, and ultimately serves his enemies. Whether Shane preaches that the Church has become apathetic and over politicized, he serves a purpose to change the way Christians think about their religion. Shane cannot be called a sideline spectator either, he walks the talk, Claiborne preaches in the city of Chicago, Philadelphia, in conventions, and in Iraq, risking his life. He absolutely has moral authority and credibility in his ideas and opinions. While I do not completely agree with his whole book, Shane Claiborne speaks some truths on many ugly topics of our society.
He did not tell the people about his sin like Hester Prynne's was told. This sin made it unable for him to preach and bring a good change into people's lives because he was impure. People looked at him with great trust and saw him as a man of god but he betrayed that trust by giving into his feeling of lust for a short period of time. He is a impure minister of hidden dark secret which is against the rules of god, religion, society, and being a man of faith. The Scarlett Letter delivers a messege into our lives and teaches us an important rule in life.
He explains that we will always be living on edge because we cannot predict what our future holds. He compares the difference in being a Theist verse Atheist; also he wants us to be honest with ourselves and stop practicing ritual that we don’t believe in but gravitate to when situations arise that we cannot find the answers to. He challenges us to come up with some realistic ceremonies that would “strengthen ourselves in our most testing and tragic times”. The author believes that your spirit and your soul do not live on after you die since they depend on each other to function. The human race will eventually no longer exist just like all others creations here on earth.
If you believe in god and you participate in sinning you will be punished when you go to heaven but you wouldn’t be considered one going to hell. In 2 edwards states, “Yea, on the contrary, justice calls aloud for an infinite punishment of their sins. (Edwards 2) What Edwards is really trying to say in this quote is that on justice day god will know what you have done in life and in what situations you have sinned in. But if you do sin it doesn’t mean you’re a person from hell. God will always be open to hear your prayers and the problems that you need help
RESEARCH PAPER EVERYMAN Christol Council Liberty University August 19, 2012 Thesis The play “Everyman” uses characters that are spiritual to tell the story of Everyman. Everyman has to give an account of his life no one can stand with us before God we have to stand alone. Everyman realizes that death is inevitable and man has to an account for his sins. Everyman often does not think of their spiritual life, but in the end finds way to repent of their sins. The summons of Death makes Everyman realize he is not ready to die and does not want to take the journey alone, but ultimately has to stand alone.
To kill or sacrifice oneself, even for a religious ideal, is wrong. It is a waste of life, and no one can tell what great things may have come from that person living, and even the religions people die for condemn that act. It is true that some people die a meaningful death. Marty’s throughout history have given their lives for a cause they believed in. However, even among martyrs a good death is rare, because a real martyr never means to die for their cause, but is willing to do so.
Dimmesdale is now “considered by his more fervent admirers as a little less than a heaven-oriented apostle” (109). It saddens Dimmesdale that people are losing faith in him, because of the transformation of becoming torpid towards his profession as a reverend. As Dimmesdale felt worse about himself, the townspeople thought that “if Mr. Dimmesdale were to die, it was cause, that the world [is] not worthy to be any longer trodden by his feet” (109). The townspeople still thinks highly of Reverend Dimmesdale and they all knew that if he were to die, there would be no hesitation of him going to
Jesus Rodriguez English 4th block October 11, 2010 To Hell or To Veil After reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil” and Jonathan Edwards's “Sinner’s in the hands of an Angry God” the differences are punishment, damnation, and who the sinners are, while the similarities are focused on their strong believe in God. Edwards’s` depiction of God frightens the congregation through his extensive talk about God, while Mr. Hooper’s service hardly ever mentions God, the fear of his parishioners draws them towards the black veil. Over all Mr. Hooper would be the best and more efficient preacher than Edwards because he does not uses hell as a final damnation for the sins that are committed by human beings. Instead he uses the black veil to show punishment and to repent from you sins.
Certainly no one wants to go to Hell. So, the Puritans tried to better their lives, and go by rules or "resolutions." They believed if they followed these resolutions, even though God predetermined their fate, they could live a life of good and maybe prove they are meant to go to Heaven. One of the many detailed resolutions they had to follow was "To think much, on all occasions, of my own dying and of the common circumstances which attend death." I certainly would be frightened to think